About TISSNET 2020

Tata Institute of Social Sciences will conduct TISSNET (Tata Institute of Social Sciences – National Entrance Test) for batch 2020-2022 in online mode on January 4, 2019 (2 pm - 3: 40 pm). The result will be declared on February 4, 2020. Only the eligible candidates can apply in any of the 52 post-graduate degree programmes that are offered by TISS. The programmes are offered at five (6) of its centres which are – TISS Hyderabad, Mumbai, Chennai (Banyan), Guwahati, MGAHD Nagaland and Tuljapur. TISSNET 2020 has objective type questions that include four sections namely General Awareness, Maths & Logical Reasoning and English Proficiency. All the shortlisted candidates in the online test have to undergo Pre-Interview Test/Group Discussion and Personal Interview for final selection. TISSNET 2020 will be conducted at various test centres across the country.

Exam level: University Level Exam
Frequency: Once a year
Languages English
Conducting Body: Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Duration 1 Hour 42 Minutes

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TISSNET 2020 Important Dates

Upcoming Dates and Events

18 Oct, 2019 - 25 Nov, 2019

Application | Mode: Offline and Online Ongoing

18 Dec, 2019 - 19 Dec, 2019

Admit Card | Mode: Online

04 Jan, 2020

Exam | Mode: Online

04 Feb, 2020

Result | Mode: Online

11 Mar, 2020 - 21 Mar, 2020

Interview | Mode: Offline

21 Apr, 2020

Merit list - Start Date | Mode: Online

11 May, 2020

First Wait List - Start Date | Mode: Online

Tata Institute of Social Sciences decides the TISSNET 2020 eligibility criteria for the aspirants. It is essential for the candidates to know the eligibility criteria, before applying for TISSNET to avoid any rejection at later stages. The eligibility criteria for TISSNET 2020 is as follows:

  • Candidates who are appearing for their final year examination can apply for TISSNET 2020 but they need to submit their final year examination result on the date prescribed by the exam conducting body. Until then the admission will be provisional and if a candidate fails to do so, the admission will be cancelled.  
  • Candidates with three years’ of undergraduate degree from a recognised university are eligible to apply
  • Also, candidates who are in 3rd or 4th year of the degree programme and must have passed in all the subjects from semester 1 to 4 and semester 1 to 6 respectively to apply for TISSNET 2020. 

Mode of Application : Online and Offline

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Other

TISSNET application form 2020 is available online and offline, from October 18, 2019. The registration will get closed on November 25, 2019. Candidates must keep the following points in mind while filling the TISSNET 2020 application form: 

  • Candidates have to upload all the required documents and certificates while filling the application form of TISSNET 2020
  • Candidates can apply for three programmes in any of the two campuses of TISS.
  • They can apply for all the three programmes in one application form and have to pay the application fee for all the three courses. They must not fill more than one form or else it might lead to cancellation of all the application form.

Documents required while filling up the application form:

  • Income certificate (SC/ST/OBC–NC) in pdf format
  • Caste certificate for SC/ST and non-creamy layer certificate for OBC candidates in pdf format
  • Certificate of disability for differently-abled candidates in pdf format
  • TISS copy of challan if paid by cash
  • Photograph 
  • Signature 

How to apply for TISSNET 2020 – Online mode

Candidates can follow the following steps to fill their application form of TISSNET 2020 in online mode.

Step 1. Visit the official website of TISSNET

Step 2. Register by clicking on 'New User? Register here.'

Step 3. Enter all the details and click on 'Submit'

Step 4. Log in with the provided login credentials

Step 5. Fill in the details in the TISSNET application form

Step 6. Click on 'Submit and Pay'

Step 7. Pay the application fee via Debit/Credit Card/Net Banking

Step 8. Printout multiple copies of TISSNET 2020 application form for future references  

How to apply for TISSNET 2020 -  Offline mode

Candidates who are not able to access the internet or stay in remote areas can fill the TISSNET 2020 application form in offline mode by taking a printout of the form. They also have to follow the same procedure as given to online applicants. Candidates can pay the application fee in cash at any branch of SBI. Attach all the required documents and paste the photograph. Check the form properly and then post it to the official address - 

Assistant Registrar (Academic)

Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Deonar Mumbai-400088. 

TISSNET Application Fee

Payment Mode


One Programme

Two Programmes

Three Programmes

Credit Card/Debit Card/ Net Banking


Rs. 1030

Rs. 2060

Rs. 3090


Rs. 260

Rs. 520

Rs. 780

Cash Deposit in any SBI Branch using the prescribed challan


Rs. 1000 + Bank Charges

Rs. 2000 + Bank Charges

Rs. 3000 + Bank Charges


Rs. 250 + Bank Charges

Rs. 500 + Bank Charges

Rs. 750 + Bank Charges

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General Online, Offline Female, Male, Transgender ₹ 1030
OBC, SC, ST Online, Offline Female, Male, Transgender ₹ 260

TISSNET 2020 Syllabus

Word choice/ sentence correction
Odd-one-out and analogies
Synonyms and antonyms
Verbal reasoning
Reading comprehension
Basic arithmetic
Basic geometry
Basic trigonometry
Basic statistics
Number series
Data interpretation
Logical reasoning
General awareness
Social studies
Science and technology
Art and culture
Indian history

TISSNET 2020 Preparation Tips


All the interested candidates who want to qualify TISSNET must go through the exam pattern and prepare accordingly. Candidates must also solve previous years’ question papers and take mock tests for better results. TISSNET 2020 will include questions from English, Logical Reasoning and General Awareness.  Candidates are advised to read newspapers, stay updated about the latest events and practice class 10th, and 12th Maths. Students should keep the following preparation points in mind:

  • Make a proper schedule and follow it
  • Candidates should start with the easiest portion as that will motivate them to practice further
  • Take proper sleep 
  • Do not stress yourself 
  • Keep the last few months for revision

TISSNET 2020 exam will be held on January 4, 2020 (2 pm - 3:40 pm). The TISSNET exam pattern states that it is a computer-based national level entrance test which consists of multiple-choice questions based on Maths and Logical Reasoning, General Knowledge, and English Proficiency.  Candidates must go through the exam pattern of TISSNET 2020 for better preparation and understanding of the type of questions asked in the exam. The time duration given to the candidates is 1 hour 40 minutes. Candidates who will apply for more than one programme will have to answer one single question paper. The exam will consist of 100 questions for 100 marks. There will be no negative marking for any wrong answer. 

TISSNET Exam Pattern

Topic        Number of questions                     Total Marks        
General Awareness        40        40        
Maths and Logical Reasoning        30        30        
English Proficiency        30        30        
Total        100        100        

TISS Management Aptitude Test (TISS-MAT)

As per the latest notifications, candidates who are applying for MA (HRM & LR) and/or MA (ODCL) will have to appear for TISS MAT as well immediately after the consuction of TISSNET MBA 2020. The score of TISS-MAT will be considered for shortlisting in the stage 2 along with the pre interview test and personal interview. TISS-MAT will be given the weightage of 30%. Refer the table below for detailed exam pattern of TISS-MAT.

Exam Pattern of TISS-MAT 2020

Components / SectionsComprehensionManagement Data InterpretationBusiness Awareness
Number of Questions151515
Total Marks (45)151515
Sectional Cut-offNilNilNil

All the candidates who will successfully complete and submit the application process will receive the admit card of TISSNET 2020 between December 18-19, 2019. The admit card of TISSNET 2020 will be released by Tata Institute of Social Sciences in online mode separately for all the stages of the selection procedure. Candidates who will not be allotted the TISSNET admit card by December 21, 2019, will have to call the TISSNET Care or mail the authorities. The admit card can be downloaded by entering email ID and password that will be generated at the time of registration. Candidates are not allowed to appear in the exam without their TISSNET 2020 admit card. Also, candidates have to take one photo identity card such as voter id, Aadhaar card, passport, PAN card to the exam centre. The admit card will mention details like name, photograph, signature, the address of the venue, time of the exam, and name of the programme applied for. Admit card of TISSNET 2020 will not be sent via post. In case of any discrepancy in the admit card, candidates must contact the authorities to get that corrected. 

Steps to download the TISSNET 2020 Admit Card

Step 1. Visit the official website of TISSNET

Step 2. Enter Username ID and Password

Step 3. Click on 'Login'

Step 4. Check all the details printed on TISSNET 2020 admit card

Step 5. Take multiple copies for future references

TISSNET 2020 Exam Centers

State City
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Delhi New Delhi
Haryana Faridabad
Uttar Pradesh Ghaziabad
Greater Noida
Rajasthan Jaipur
Punjab Mohali
Odisha Bhubaneshwar
Assam Guwahati
Jharkhand Jamshedpur
West Bengal Kolkata
Bihar Patna
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Nagaland Dimapur
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Maharashtra Aurangabad
Navi Mumbai
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Karnataka Bengaluru
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Telangana Hyderabad
Kerala Kochi
Andhra Pradesh Visakhapatnam

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit card
  • Aadhaar card
  • College identity card
  • Voter id card
  • PAN card
  • Passport

The result of TISSNET 2020 will be announced on February 4, 2020 (5 pm). The merit list after the interview rounds will be declared on April 21, 2020. Candidates can check the TISSNET result 2020 on the official website by using their email id and password. They can also check if they have been shortlisted for the pre-interview test and personal interview. Shortlisted candidates for TISSNET 2020 would need to physically be present for the original document verification and payment of fees which would commence on April 23 and will continue till May 30, 2020. 

All the appearing candidates have to secure more than or equal to the  TISSNET 2020 cutoff in order to go for the next round of selection procedure. The cutoff of TISSNET varies for each category. Candidates who will secure the minimum qualifying marks in TISSNET 2020 will be short-listed for next round of selection process namely-pre-interview test/group discussion and personal interview. 

TISS selection process 2020 will include three stage – NET (National Entrance Test), PIT (Pre – Interview Test) and PI (Personal Interview).  Candidates need to do well in all the stages of the TISSNET 2020 selection process. The weightage given to each exam is given below -                     

Selection stagesWeightage
NET (National Entrance Test)        40 percent        
PIT (Pre–Interview Test)        30 percent   
PI (Personal Interview)                     30 percent

TISSNET (National Entrance Test) 2020

To get admission into TISS, candidates have to qualify the first stage of the TISSNET 2020 selection process that is NET. They need to secure at least  45% (for others) and 35% (for SC/ST) in the TISSNET 2020 exam. All the qualifying candidates in TISSNET 2020 will be called for the next round, that is PIT.

Pre-Interview Test

Candidates shortlisted in TISSNET 2020 will have to undergo the second stage of the selection process of TISS that is PIT (Pre-Interview Test). This stage consists of a written test and also candidates are tested on their communication skills and analytical ability. For some programmes, group-discussion will also take place. 

Personal Interview

After the pre-interview test, candidates have to appear for a personal interview where they will be asked questions related to their course, academic details, work experience if any. 

If shortlisted in TISSNET 2020, candidates have to undergo all the stages of the selection process and have to give their best for final selection. 

Documents Required at Counselling

  • Admit card
  • College identity card
  • Aadhaar card
  • PAN card
  • Passport
  • Voter id card
  • Mark sheet and certificate of class X, XII and graduation
  • Work experience certificate (if applicable)

General Information

Questions related to TISSNET

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does all the documents as mentioned need to be provided duirng exam such as passport?

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 12th Nov, 2019
It is compulsory to carry all the required documents such as Hall ticket. You have to carry any one of the identity proof (original and photocopy) to the TISSNET exam centre . You can carry documents like Aadhar Card or Voter ID or Passport, Driving Licence, College/University ID. Also carry one passport size recent photograph as same as uploaded in the application form.


I am an engineering graduate from AKTU Lucknow but I have a backlog in my seventh semester for which exam will held on 20/12/2019, Am I eligible for TISSNET Exam ?

Raviteja Pasupuleti 9th Nov, 2019

National Entrance Test(TISS-NET) is computer based test and it is going to be held on 4-01-2020 and the duration of the test is 1:40 mins.I am afraid that you are not eligible with an active backlog for this test.Actually you quoted that your supplementary  exam was on 20-12-2019 and I am sure that your results of that exam will not be announced anytime soon  .So, there is no chance for you to write the  TISS-NET exam.I wish you a better luck next time and make sure that while you are writing the test again in the next year, do not maintain an active backlog.


For TISSNET if my OBC NC. reservation certificate gets rejected, will I be considered as a general category candidate or will my application be rejected?

Manisha Gupta Expert 8th Nov, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

As per the official, 27% of the seats are reserved for candidates from OBCs belonging to the non-creamy layer as notified by the National Commission for Backward Classes.

Officially there is no any information about it, You might be considered as General category if your OBC certificate get rejected. But I would suggest you to contact the official to get the exact detail.

Good Luck!


I am currently studying in 5th semester. I will be completing my degree only by June 2020 and will receive my marksheet only by December 2020. Am I eligible for tiss MA?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 24th Oct, 2019


sorry to say this year you can not apply. the eligibility criteria is Candidates who will successfully complete, in all respects, all the requirements of their final year eligible degree (including all examinations) by Monday, June 8, 2020, are also eligible to apply.

or Those candidates who are in final year, but cannot submit the degree certificate and grade/mark sheet at the time of admission are required to submit these latest by September 30, 2020.

hope you may understand.


Hi, I have completed my graduation but I have not received my degree yet..will there be an issue because of this while filling the tissnet form? And what all other documents are need to be uploaded while filling up the form? I am from general category.

Aman Raj Student Expert 19th Oct, 2019

Hello Ashi

I think almost all the form filling procedure requires any one proof of your eligibility, either it is GATE or TISSNET,

As you have mentioned that your degree has not arrived yet so in that case you can upload your penultimate semester mark sheet or course completion certificate.

But at the time of counselling you must have all the details with you.

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